Monday, May 26, 2008

Franck Ribery Named Bundesliga Player of the Year

Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery was named Bundesliga Player of the Year. He won 57.8 percent of the vote with Luca Toni coming in a distant second with 24.8 percent of the vote. 

Ribery came to Bayern Munich  from French club Olympique Marseille last year and has made a huge impact on the team, leading them to the German Cup and Bundesliga Championships. Ribery scored 11 goals this season for Munich. 

Bayern's Ottmar Hitzfeld was voted coach of the year, gaining 32.9 percent of the vote in his final season in Munich. 

(The Bundesliga Player of the Year award is voted on by 268 Bundesliga players).

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